Evviva! To Italian Glass.


Gallotti&Radice was the first company in Italy to promote their love for the studio and the use of glass within furniture arrangements.  Other people and companies later followed suit. This fact naturally provides an advantage, but at the same time also signifies a sense of responsibility in light of culture and specifically, design.

Gallotti&Radice is characterised by detailed production, which necessitates continual research and great understanding and mastery of the various work processes. Extremely high level craftsmen are employed, those that are familiar with the material. They understand the glass Masters and students who safeguard the secrets of the workmanship. A tradition which transcends generations.

It was 1955. Pierangelo Gallotti and Luigi Radice established an artistic space dedicated to glass decoration. Tradition and innovation came together to enable small-scale yet precious production. The first pieces included lighting appliances, furnishing items, mirrors. They were all one-off pieces, made exclusively by hand.

Designed by Gallotti himself,  relying on a play of forms which evokes rationalism and novel modernity even in terms of the materials used: the glass and steel.One of the great advances in glass technology was joining horizontal and vertical glass together. They created these fabulous display tables that manage to push the boundaries on how glass can be utilised in product design to create both functional and aesthetic product.

Today, Gallotti&Radice still operate on a small hand craft level but with a greater sized workforce producing fantastic products that are on course around the world. They also have some great designers on their team that are always taking new directions with the technology and manufacturing processes that they have at their fingertips. designers such as  Patricia Urquiola and  Roberto Lazzeroni are part of the fantastic glass product manufacture that is Gallotti&Radice.

To find out more about Gallotti&Radice and their products, click here!

Two minds, one ambition, one desire…

We like the sound of that!


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